On October 27, 2012, Birbeck University in London, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, will hold a one-day conference exploring the nature of pain in old age between the 18th and the 20th centuries through the lens of the humanities. The conference strives to be wide-ranging in terms of disciplines, methodologies, and approaches. In doing so, it seeks to engage both panellists and audience in discussion, dialogue, and debate, with the aim to facilitate new ways of thinking about both the nature of pain and what it means to be old.
"The Healing Art of Writing" Conference and workshop is a unique opportunity for writers and poets in the healing professions and for patients to creatively express their experiences. There are now a limited number of scholarships available for UCSF students and faculty to attend the conference July 8–14 at Dominican University in San Rafael. Please contact Dr. David Watts if you are interested.
You are invited to join the Subjectivity and Culture Working Group next Tuesday, or later this Spring, as indicated in the program. Our meetings generally take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 5:30 to 7, in the Gifford Room of the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. They aim to be an informal and lively intellectual... View Article